Obese and overweight people "more likely to develop prostate cancer"

Overweight men 'more likely to develop prostate cancer because fat provides favourable environment for disease' | UPDATED: 05:12 GMT, 25 September 2012 Being fat makes you more likely to develop prostate cancer, according to a new study.

Arthritis breakthrough "could stop crippling condition before it starts"

Arthritis breakthrough 'could stop crippling condition before it starts' First study to prove gut flora plays a role in rheumatoid arthritis | UPDATED: 08:27 GMT, 13 June 2012 A breakthrough in our understanding of how rheumatoid arthritis develops could help scientists spot those at risk and even stop the condition before it starts.

Cannabis "does not slow progress of multiple sclerosis", scientists claim in blow to hopes drug could provide relief to sufferers

Cannabis 'does not slow progress of multiple sclerosis', scientists claim in blow to hopes drug could provide relief to sufferers Researchers found patients who took capsules containing THC, a key active ingredient in cannabis, fared no better than those given a placeboStudy assessed MS patients on both a disability scale administered by neurologists and another based on their own reporting | UPDATED: 15:55 GMT, 29 May 2012 Cannabis does not slow the progression of multiple sclerosis, a large-scale study has concluded.